Red Sucker Lake First Nation
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Red Sucker Lake is an Oji-Cree First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. The First Nation is located about 706 km (439 mi) northeast of Winnipeg. As of November 2011[update], registered population was 1,007, of which 874 lived on their own reserve.
Historically, the peoples of Red Sucker Lake were part of the Island Lake Band of "Cree", which also included nearby First Nations of Garden Hill, St. Theresa Point and Wasagamack. They are a signatory to the 1909 adhesion to Treaty 5.
The First Nation have resevered for themselves seven Indian Reserves:
- 252.60 hectares (624.2 acres) Red Sucker Lake Reserve 1976, which serves as their main Reserve, containing the community of Red Sucker Lake, Manitoba.
- 1,729.90 hectares (4,274.7 acres) Red Sucker Lake Reserve 1976 A
- 1,069.30 hectares (2,642.3 acres) Red Sucker Lake Reserve 1976 B
- 443.60 hectares (1,096.2 acres) Red Sucker Lake Reserve 1976 C
- 57.90 hectares (143.1 acres) Red Sucker Lake Reserve 1976 D
- 28.40 hectares (70.2 acres) Red Sucker Lake Reserve 1976 F
- 129.90 hectares (321.0 acres) Red Sucker Lake Reserve 1976 H
The First Nation elect their officials through the Custom Electoral System. Their council consists of Larry Knott as Chief and Councillors Deborah Harper, George Harper, Goliath Harper, Leslie Harper, Lester Harper and Wilfred Little. Their two-year term ends on 24 May 2013.
The First Nation maintains political affiliations are with the Island Lake Tribal Council (ILTC), Manitoba Keewatinohk Okimahkanak (MKO), Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).
- Red Sucker Lake Airport, an airport located adjacent to Red Sucker Lake, Manitoba, Canada
- Red Sucker Lake Water Aerodrome, an aerodrome adjacent to Red Sucker Lake, Manitoba, Canada